Yi Lu and Evan Mirts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption Chemistry professor Yi Lu, left, and graduate student Evan Mirts have designed a new synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide -- a notoriously complex multistep chemical reaction that has eluded chemists for years. Credit L. Brian Stauffer Usage Restrictions Photo may be used in stories related to this press release. Credit is required. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.